The rate is for up to 10 Adults to enjoy a stay with full Management and Service Support. Meals can be provided to your requirements or we can simply help you if you want self catering - we can shop for you and you simply pay our resident manager for the food he has brought in for you. You are able to bring in your duty free and we can obtain beer and wine and spirits locally if needed. We have a large kitchen and we are happy to help to cook your own meals if preferred - our Manager will arrange delivery of food of your choice wherever possible from the local shops or we can arrange a personal chef to cook your meals for you. It really is very flexible and most cost effective. Enquiries welcomed and can be agreed in advance by email.
The Plantation House is a large detached property which has been fully upgraded to the standards required by international visitors. It is a cool and has its own eco environment. There are ceiling fans in all bedrooms which are also airconditioned and there is a battery powered inverter which supplies power to most rooms in the event of power cuts.
The bedrooms are all en-suite with fully updated and tiled walk-in shower areas. The bedrooms are linked by verandahs which are netted and the house has security grills on all levels as windows are usually left open so that the clean country air is able to pervade the house day and night.
You are awakened by the sounds of the mosques calling the faithful to prayer and the birds chirp away happily providing a beautiful dawn chorus.
The house provides informal dining and leisure areas boasting a small gym, tv/games room, fantastic garden pool fully filtered and maintained to a high hygiene standard.
We are able to offer a comprehensive package of the essential support services needed by guests - On site multi-lingual Manager, full internet and telephone facilities, cost effective taxi service, a full itinerary planning/advice service either on site or prior to arrival. We are in touch on a daily basis by Skype or Internet so that all your requirements and expectations are covered to ensure your stay with us is a most memorable and enjoyable experience.
Please read our reviews from previous guests.
We are now publishing our off season rates which allows larger groups (up to 10 adults) the flexibility of going Self catering - Assisted self catering - Personal Chef Menus.
Please enquire for further details.
Bonus - Even in the off season the weather is always warm in Kerala.
There is plenty of free secure parking space in the grounds of the property if required.
Come and enjoy your nights stay or longer and we will do our very best to offer the same level of service to your friends and work colleagues who maybe passing this way.
Kalam - The Plantation House is an old but beautifully restored
Kerala House. The Palakkad area is known as the rice bowl of India, the air is clean and clear and only the sound of bird songs can be heard. The house has teakwood beamed ceilings, netted windows to keep insects out, cool verandahs and everywhere is very secure. The house is some 5250sq ft of space. - All floors are tiled for coolness and personal comfort. The interior and immediate areas are always cooler as there is an abundance of shade in areas where shade is needed.
The Ensuite shower rooms are large and tiled throughout with modern fixtures and fittings
The boundary is gated and walled and secure and supervised 24/7.
Although we are in the country most things are available here and we will go out of our way to try and meet all your requests if possible.
Extras include swimming pool/aircon 500Rps. Beer/Wine at cost. Other meals brought in from local hotel at cost plus delivery charge. Bottled water.
Solar Panels provide plenty of hot water for showers and there is electricity back-up when needed.
The whole house is kept spotlessly clean at all times. Furnished mainly in cane for leisure use.
Full telephone facilities are available - TV - DVD/CD - Computer - Wi-Fi - Good supply of books and games.
Had a great stay. Enjoyed the clean house - great food and helpful staff. This was actually the very place we were looking for - so beautiful and quiet.
We are both retired professionals. Sabita (thats me) I was born in India but have worked and now live in the UK. I was a Consultant in the NHS. William, my partner, is also retired having previously been a Government Employee and more recently in Business.
The both of us just fell in love with the beauty of the place. It has a magical charm - the house faces east and the morning sun slowly rising above the tree line provides an ambience which once experienced can never be forgotten. Likewise in the evenings with the sun going down - the birds coming for their welcome drink in a waterfall we have created - dusk brings another special ambience of stillness as one enjoys an evening drink by the poolside.
Flexibility and Value for money is our ethos.
The house is over a 100 years old - beautifully restored and maintained. Located in the Palakkad District of Kerala close to a village called Chalavara and the nearest town is called Cherpluschery about 4kms from the house. Entrance to the property is double gated with 4 acres of partly landscaped garden, including small ponds and wells, good parking, and numerous fruit trees, teak trees, shrubs, pepper vines and flowers. Wild peacocks abound with their young families (we feed them and they enjoy the wild fruits). A very well maintained private garden swimming pool with good filtration borders the house in excellent privacy.
Our rates are flexible - we provide support for a self catering package or we can provide a full catering package to your requirements.
The area is peaceful and quiet and well off the regular tourist route of Kerala. Woodlands, Paddyfields, major canal with many crossing points for walkers on both sides, streams and ponds. The area abounds with wild peacocks which we encourage to visit the grounds of the property and they are doing so as we feed them rice and fruits etc. We have a few hens and guineas, and many different types of wild birds abound around the house. There are interesting mosques to visit, elephant temple and training area, local shops selling a profusions of goods and services.
The property has an excellent garden swimming pool which can be used all year around as the weather is always good for swimming even through the monsoon season.
We have an on site Manager and a number of local staff who are able to provide an excellent support service - please read our reviews from guests who have enjoyed the hospitality provided.
The house can be rented by upto 10 persons. The House is spacious and cool and graded by the Tourist Board as a Platinum (Highest) Standard HomeStay and a small private Resort with airconditioned bedrooms, a small gym and a private swimming pool.
We can arrange private air-conditioned transport to meet everyone at the airport or railhead at prices ranging from around £7.50 per person to £9.00 per person including luggage and staff will help on arrival to allocate rooms and porter the luggage to your rooms.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
FULLY SERVICED VILLA SLEEPS 10
Jun 7 2014 - Jun 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||£200.00|
|Notes||The rate shown is the rental rate for our fully furnished and fully equipped 5 bedroomed house. It includes exclusive use of the swimming pool and all household facilities and access to all areas of the 4 acre garden, fruit trees and wooded areas within our private land area.
We offer a self catering rate or an All meals rate. further details on request.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.